Milind Soman trolled as a “Phedophile” for dating 18 year old Ankita Konwar

Milind Soman & His Girlfriend

Every Human is free to have the kind of partner they wish to spend their time with. It’s a part of life which a human covets for.

India’s best-known male supermodel from the 1990s, and contemporary fitness freak, Milind Soman, turned 52 on November 4. He has been open about his relationships over the years, and nothing seemed to be different when he introduced the world to his new partner, Ankita Konwar, to the world via a post of social media.

Milind Soman
Milind Soman

Everything seemed to be going well with the couple and the world till Soman’s birthday on November 4. Soman’s fans from across the world conveyed their birthday wishes to him.

Thanks to social media, our newly conquered field of free expression, there are a lot of people out there who do not miss a single chance to assert their opinion about others. A popular breed of such people are the infamous trolls that have now populated the social-media platforms. Their favorite pass-time? Hunting people down, to teach them lessons on ”morality.”

They’re common celebrities, of course, judging them for what they say, eat, wear or for the people they hang out with. A fresh target for this sort of trolling is Milind Soman.

Trolls on Twitter went berserk over the age gap between the couple.

Soman and Konwar’s relationship was revealed a few months ago when the actor made his relationship public by posting pictures with her on his Instagram but But Twitterati seemed unhappy. A huge amount of comments about the age gap between Milind and Ankita came in form of trolls.

Milind and Ankita
Milind and Ankita

Some reports suggest Konwar is 18-years-old, while some say she could be no older than 23. But photos on Instagram and Twitter show Soman to be head over heels in love with this girl who’s said to be an air hostess. There are also reports of the two planning to tie the knot.

How did it all start?

It all started when Milind Soman chose to fall in love with a girl, who is reportedly half his age. Hailing from Assam, Ankita Konwar is an air hostess. Perhaps, Milind could have saved himself the unnecessary botheration, had he not posted pictures of them together on social media.

Milind Instagram Post
Milind Instagram Post

But then, one realizes that most of us do post pictures of ourselves with our friends and loved ones, and the actor did the same. And he has the same right to free expression on social media that we all do, right?

However, Milind’s open declaration of his love did not go down well with many people. A lot of them took to social media to shame the actor and supermodel, for dating such a young woman.

Why didn’t we ask Ankita herself?

It isn’t the first time that people have borne shields and spears to ”protect” women, without even asking if they needed their assistance (or opinions) in the first place. Those who turned into voices for young women being violated by so-called pedophiles missed a crucial point–that, in this case, Milind and Ankita’s relationship is consensual.